Thursday, February 24, 2011

A single apple-

In acrylics on canvas.
In the past few years I have opened many different doors to expression. For the longest time I believed
representational painting could not really make a meaningful statement at a time where photography
could so brilliantly record 'what is seen'. I have changed my mind. I think for a list of reasons. One is
personal. I have been diving inside my head for far too long. I needed out and to have my mind refreshed.
Secondly, painting representationally involves 'strokes'- brushstrokes that 'stroke' the contour and the form of what is seen- it's a purely sensuous involvement with the 'viewed world' that is totally unique. And then there is the challenge of finding a way to paint 'new' with an 'old medium'. Anyway, I don't intend to write a long essay, just to briefly note my thoughts on this new course my work is taking.
Hugs-

6 comments:

Kristiina said...

Spot on! This is really what I think, too!! It seems so simple for you to explain this in words...I could never do that so philosophically well as you just now did. It is superb once that you discover the mysteries of the real arts and what it really render in our visual world. I loved the title of the writing as well "a single apple"...
thanks for being here...I really appreciate it.

annamaria said...

Thank you Kristiina-x

ELK said...

this is my very favorite of the series .. i love apples..like the drape of the fabric ...thanks for sharing the process

annamaria said...

thank you Elk- you are always so positive!XX

Kylie said...

Wow... I think you're right! Great way to express it too, Annamaria :) Kx

Laura said...

i think this is very interesting. and as i have not done representational work for a long time now it makes me wonder what i would bring to it if i painted this way again. exciting. like looking at an old problem a new way! thank you, annamaria:)